Early life and education
Jebreal was born in Haifa
, to Nigeria
-born Sufi imam
Othman Jebreal and Zakia, and grew up in Jerusalem
Her father was an imam and groundskeeper at the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Her mother, who suffered from severe abuse in her childhood, committed suicide by walking into the sea and drowning when Jebreal was 5.
She and her sister Rania were put into the Dar El-Tifelorphanage
by their father,
in 1978, until 1991. She was raised in the orphanage, and regards its founder, Hind Husseini
, as her teacher and mother, crediting her with saving her life.
Jebreal worked as a journalist in Italy for twelve years. In 2006 she worked with Michele Santoro
as an interviewer on AnnoZero
, a political television show in Italy.
Books and films
Jebreal's second novel The Bride of Aswan
was published in 2007. Her third book, Rejected
, is a non-fiction study based on interviews with immigrants who have either made their way to successful careers in Italy or otherwise live on the margins of Italian society.
Her collaboration with Julian Schnabel
, extended beyond the movie. Jebreal was in a relationship with him from 2007 to 2011.
She is fluent in four languages: Arabic, Hebrew, English and Italian.
She describes herself as a "secular Muslim".
- La strada dei fiori di Miral, BUR Biblioteca Univ. Rizzoli, 2005, ISBN 978-88-17-00850-1
- La sposa di Assuan, (Bride of Aswan) Rizzoli, 2005, ISBN 978-88-17-00867-9
- Divieto di soggiorno: l'Italia vista con gli occhi dei suoi immigrati, (Rejected) Milan, Italy: Rizzoli, 2007, ISBN 978-88-17-01270-6
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- Rula Jebreal on Charlie Rose
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